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The OPtimal Turbulence Effects Correction System (OPTEC) for Enhanced…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
97672
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A093-141-0106
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
Army 09-141
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Argos Intelligence, LLC
3417 Chartley Lane Roswell, GA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: The OPtimal Turbulence Effects Correction System (OPTEC) for Enhanced Long-Range Tactical Imaging
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W911QX-10-C-0059
Award Amount: $69,951.00
 

Abstract:

Argos Intelligence proposes to develop the OPtimal Turbulence Effects Correction (OPTEC) System, a low cost and innovative image restoration processor for restoring atmospherically degraded video imagery in real-time. OPTEC leverages the computational power of the new generation programmable Graphics Processing Units (GPUs) and builds on existing, demonstrated image processing algorithms for mitigating the effects of atmospheric turbulence and camera jitter. OPTEC will provide unprecedented, real-time imaging capabilities in severe environmental conditions and is designed to be small, inexpensive, versatile and adaptable in order to support a number of long-range imaging systems, video formats and resolutions. Furthermore, since OPTEC is built on a highly parallel, scalable GPU platform, it is ideally suited to support existing and future imaging systems. The Phase I research will focus on the OPTEC system design and architecture and the development of a working, integrated prototype for an end-to-end Phase I demonstration. In addition, Argos Intelligence will develop a detailed Phase II experimental and demonstration plan that will test the OPTEC performance in operationally-realistic settings. The Argos Intelligence OPTEC System will restore the original information content of the imagery so that a sensor operator can take full advantage of next-generation imaging systems.

Principal Investigator:

Robert Bock
Co-Founder/Principal Scientist
6786412380
robert.bock@argosintel.com

Business Contact:

Robert Bock
Co-Founder/Principal Scientist
6786412380
mbearman@vecna.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Argos Intelligence, LLC
3417 Chartley Lane Roswell, GA 30075

EIN/Tax ID: 263159024
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No